Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Live music

Valley musicians show off talent

Express Staff Writer

Triple Nixon returns to Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum on Saturday, April 23, to open for Old Death Whisper, which will play at 10 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Courtesy photo

It may be the end of ski season, but that doesn't mean the live music has to stop. Enjoy great local talent from valley rockers Old Death Whisper on Saturday, April 23, at Whiskey Jacques' in Ketchum at 10 p.m. In addition, Triple Nixon will open the show. The bands have original tunes and music that continue to raise the bar for valley entertainment.

Old Death Whisper band members describe their band as "a cocktail of dirty Western roots music and country-tinged parlor tunes that spikes raw rebellion into the veins of American music with the dust of the Idaho back roads."

Triple Nixon is all original songs and music with an edgy rocker sound as well as heart-filled lyrics.

At the Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey on Friday, April 22, at 8:30 p.m., enjoy vocalist and drummer Talia Keys and Marinade. Keys plays funk, blues and reggae. In addition, take part in the brewery's Monday evening variety show, called The Phools Lounge, on Monday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. It's not just for musicians—all entertainment is welcome that is appropriate for a family audience.

In addition, the Silver Dollar in Bellevue will have live music by Hoodwink on Friday, April 22, at 9 p.m. A new event at the Silver Dollar, Band Jam and Open Mic Night, starts up on Saturday, April 23. Attendees are encouraged to bring guitars and get ready to sing with valley band members.

"We did it recently and had a hoot of a time," said Silver Dollar owner Pete Prekeges.

Band Jam and Open Mic Night will take place every fourth Saturday.

Other live music around town will take place at the closing-of-Bald-Mountain street party at Apple's with Equaleyes at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. Listen to the Boise-based band jam out original music for the last day of ski season. In addition, look out for the annual Scorpion Nationals downhill race starting at 4:20 p.m.

For a complete listing of music events in the valley, see the Music, Dance and Theater section of the Calendar on Page C5.

—Sabina Dana Plasse

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